Personalized Learning Online Summit

Personalized Learning and Tech Equity Under COVID-19

This event occurred on November 17, 2020 2:30 PM EST and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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One of the big lessons learned during COVID-19 for K-12 schools is that tailoring teaching and learning to students’ individual academic strengths and weaknesses as well as their life circumstances is very hard. That is especially the case for students who are already at a disadvantage in America’s education system: kids from low-income families; students of color; English-language learners, and students with disabilities. Yet the evidence of success of personalized learning efforts is still mixed, at best. COVID-19 and the shift to remote learning, either full-time or part-time, have made such efforts even more difficult in many places. Too many students still do not have adequate access to Wi-Fi or digital learning devices to engage in meaningful remote or hybrid learning; opportunities to engage in professional development remain insufficient; and building academic rigor into personalized learning programs is a challenge. This online summit will help Education Week readers brainstorm and gather ideas, strategies, and tactics for meeting students’ individual needs, including bridging the tech equity gaps that can be barriers to meeting those needs.


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussions Open
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Taking Stock of Personalized Learning During COVID-19

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Tailored Teaching and Deep Learning: What Should They Look Like?

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Seat-Time Requirements vs. Mastery of Learning: What Have We Learned?

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Getting Technology in the Hands of All Students

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From Digital Divide to Digital Connection - Data as a Tool to Support All Students

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Closing the Tech Equity Gap by Investing in Educators

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Personalized Learning in a Remote Learning World

Christopher Andriski
Assistant Superintendent of Schools SAU 16, Exeter, N.H.
Arria Coburn
Principal The Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, Mass.
Travis Lape
Innovative Programs Director Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg, S.D.
Meagan Magrath-Smith
English Instructional Leadership Specialist The Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, Mass.
Joy Nolan
Director Mastery Collaborative, N.Y.C. Department of Education
Susan Patrick
President and CEO, Aurora Institute; Co-Founder, CompetencyWorks
Justin Reich
Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Director of the Teaching Systems Lab MIT
Kimball Sekaquaptewa
Chief Technology Officer Santa Fe Indian School
Stacy Stewart
Principal Belmont-Cragin School, Chicago, Ill.
Kenneth Thompson
Chief Information Technology Officer San Antonio Independent School District
Kevin Bushweller oversees coverage of educational technology and learning environments for Education Week.
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Mark Lieberman is a reporter for Education Week who covers school finance.
Christina Samuels formerly covered educational equity for Education Week.
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Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.